This Week in Core 100

The Core 100 program invites students and faculty from the College to join us for our weekly lecture series. Each week all of the first-year students participate in lecture-discussions in groups of about 400 of their classmates. We have space in the Center for the arts (Building 1P) Williamson Theatre to accommodate individual guests (no permission needed) and can have as many as two additional classes at each of the weekday lectures. (There is no space available in the Lecture Hall where Saturday sections meet for their group lecture.)  Permission is not needed for classes to attend, but please notify Donna Scimeca at 718.982.3405 if you plan to bring a class.

The weekday lectures are 50 minutes in length and are all in the Williamson Theatre. They meet on the following days/times: Wednesdays at 1:25pm and 3:35pm; on Thursdays at 9:05am, 11:15am, 5:30pm, and 6:30pm; and on Saturdays at 10:30am in the Center for the Arts Lecture Hall.

Schedule of Lectures for the week of Apr. 7, 2014:

Wednesday, April 9: 
1:25pm Lecture:  “Government and the Market Economy,” presented by Joseph Frusci, will focus on the relationship between government and the market economy, as well as how government sets the rules by which the market economy functions.

Joseph Frusci earned a BA and a MA in History.  He is the author of the latest “Reacting to the Past” game for Core 100 – “The 2008 Bailout.”

3:35pm Lecture: “Government and the Market Economy,” presented by Joseph Frusci, will focus on the relationship between government and the market economy, as well as how government sets the rules by which the market economy functions.

Joseph Frusci earned a BA and a MA in History.  He is the author of the latest “Reacting to the Past” game for Core 100 – “The 2008 Bailout.”

Thursday, April 10: 
9:05am Lecture:  “The National Sport as a National Struggle,” presented by Victor Miller, will discuss how the history of baseball follows the path of the Civil Rights struggle. There is a particular focus on why the sport was segregated and what attempts were made to integrate prior to Jackie Robinson’s entrance in 1947.

Victor Miller earned a BA in History at the College of Staten Island in 2005 and an MS in Adolescent Education in 2008. He has been an adjunct lecturer teaching in the Core program since 2012, and is the author of the “Reacting to the Past” game for Core 100 – “Summer of ’87.”

11:15am Lecture: The National Sport as a National Struggle,” presented by Victor Miller, will discuss how the history of baseball follows the path of the Civil Rights struggle. There is a particular focus on why the sport was segregated and what attempts were made to integrate prior to Jackie Robinson’s entrance in 1947.

Victor Miller earned a BA in History at the College of Staten Island in 2005 and an MS in Adolescent Education in 2008. He has been an adjunct lecturer teaching in the Core program since 2012, and is the author of the “Reacting to the Past” game for Core 100 – “Summer of ’87.”

5:30pm Lecture:  “What Was the Civil Rights Movement?” presented by Patrice Buffaloe, will focus on the factors that sparked the need for the Civil Rights Movement and specifically address the components of the Civil Rights Movements that created social change within the American society.

Patrice Buffalo has earned both of her Master’s degrees at the College of Staten Island. She is a licensed New York City high school teacher. She is an adjunct lecturer in the School of Education, and also teaches in the Core program.

6:30pm Lecture: “Drones and the War on Terror*,” presented by Robert Young, will examine the use of drones and their short- and long-term results and consequences. The constitutionality and morality of this new weapon will also be examined.

*This lecture is an example of the program’s commitment to incorporate significant contemporary issues and integrate them into the curricular mandates of the course.

Robert Young earned his PhD in Military/Modern European History from The  Graduate Center, CUNY and has been teaching Core 100 since 1998.

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